Crimes Legislation Amendment (Unexplained Wealth and Other Measures) Bill 2014

Type
Government
Portfolio
Justice 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Before Senate 
Parliament no
44
Summary
Amends the:
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  to respond to eight of the recommendations of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement report
Inquiry into Commonwealth unexplained wealth legislation and arrangements
  by: including a statement in the objects about undermining the profitability of criminal enterprise; ensuring that evidence relevant to unexplained wealth proceedings can be seized under a search warrant; addressing duplication in affidavit requirements; allowing the time limit for serving notice of a preliminary unexplained wealth order to be extended by a court in certain circumstances; harmonising provisions relating to the payment of legal expenses for unexplained wealth cases; allowing charges to be created over restrained property to secure payment of an unexplained wealth order; removing a court’s discretion to make unexplained wealth restraining orders, preliminary unexplained wealth orders and unexplained wealth orders once relevant criteria are satisfied; and expanding the parliamentary joint committee’s oversight of unexplained wealth investigations and litigation. Also amends the
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
  to: make amendments consequential on the unexplained wealth changes; expand information sharing arrangements with state, territory and foreign authorities; and to make technical amendments. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
05 Mar 2014Introduced and read a first time
05 Mar 2014Second reading moved
22 Sep 2014Second reading debate
24 Sep 2014Second reading debate
25 Sep 2014Second reading debate
25 Sep 2014Second reading agreed to
25 Sep 2014Third reading agreed to
Senate
30 Sep 2014Introduced and read a first time
30 Sep 2014Second reading moved

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